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The Flawed Sliding Rule

The Orioles and Red Sox played in Baltimore on April 21, 2017. In the bottom of the eighth, the O’s had Manny Machado on first base with no outs when Mark Trumbo bounced a ball to shortstop Xander Bogaerts. The Red Sox shortstop threw to Dustin Pedroia covering second. Pedroia had his back to the […]

Official Rules of NFHS-Level Baseball

NFHS 8-4-2b, 2-21-1b, 3-3-1m

NFHS 8-4-2b, 2-21-1b, 3-3-1m/OBR 6.01j A legal slide for a high school runner on a force play (known as the “force play slide rule”) includes either sliding directly into the base or sliding to the side of the base so as to avoid a fielder. On a force play the runner cannot slide to the […]

Official Rules of NFHS-Level Baseball

NFHS 8-4-2b, 2-21-1b, 3-3-1m

NFHS 8-4-2b, 2-21-1b, 3-3-1m/OBR 6.01i Collisions at home plate are always a possibility. Here are the ways that the NFHS rules differ from the Official Baseball Rules on potential collisions at home plate. A runner cannot initiate a collision with a fielder, even if the fielder has the ball between the runner and the base […]